While it was announced in April, the two new covers designed by Shepard Fairey for George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm are now available for purchase, at least in the United Kingdom. I will go out today at lunch and check to see if the book has made it into US bookstores. Buy it here
World photographer, Boogie has released a new book of photographs, Sao Paulo, through Upper Playground’s publishing arm. Along with the book, there is a small edition skate deck featuring the cover photograph. Sweet picture right? I thought that girl looked really dope too, until I found out that she was a he. Oh Trannies, you fool me every time.
Apparently this book has been out for a while, and I totally slept on it. You should not do the same. Buy it here.
Self publishing is not always the best thing and I do not really understand what this book is or why it was created. Apparently there are 1400 + insights in the book and if the English Ladies that created it would like to send me a copy, I’ll try to read it. More fun after the jump.
Tim Barber’s Tiny Vices has spawned TV Books. The website went live yesterday and features a nice assortment of books as well as a gallery section featuring limited edition prints and originals by affiliated artists. I already own a couple copies of Aurel Schmidt’s Burnouts and look forward to perusing the epic “Hello There” Patrick Griffin (above). Viva small presses!
I could not be happier about Shepard Fairey redesigning the covers for the Penguin reissue of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. The reissues which are due out in July were created to attract an audience who may tend to be pulled in visually. Whatever gets them, right? It is a nice executive decision to ttract readers to these classic books. The use of design elements from Fairey’s Big Brother Is Watching print is a nice touch too.
For your organic coffee table…”This latest addition to Prestel s acclaimed Street Art series takes the train to Brooklyn to present a dizzying collection of urban images that gives testament to the vibrant culture in New York City s largest borough. From the warehouses of ultra-hip Williamsburg to the brick facades of Bushwick tenements and DUMBO S waterfront cool, the 150 images in this book by photographer Jaime Rojo capture the wide range of mediums and styles of today s exciting street artists. Presented as full-page images. . .” -This is from the excerpt at target.com($10.17)
So if you can’t afford a Banksy or A Shep you can flip through them here.
If you’re in New York tonight and have any interest in Phil Frost signing his new monograph, head over to Auto between 6 and 8pm to make it happen. Details after the jump.
Check out Albert Reyes at Dirty Pilot April 8- May 26.
“We are thrilled to be showing Alberts work this month!! Dirty Pilot has Published a 32 page 4-color zine to commemorate this show.”
I just finished this book, The Worth of Art 2, by Judith Benhamou-Huet. It is a fairly light read, hitting on some current topics such as art inflation and market climates, as well as buyers and artists motivation. This would be a good time to pick it up as New York’s Art Fairs kick into gear during the middle of this week.
I got the original Skullz Press zines in the mail the other day. The Skullz Press was run by Mike Giant in the late 90′s / early 2000′s and produced zines of his blackbook drawings. Needless to say that I am stoked to have these to thumb through. Luckily, these issues were also put into The Skullz Press Compendium which you can buy here. After the jump a visual tour.
This book describes and defines what ‘Japan style’ is. It explores specific achievements in Japanese art and architecture, but also offers an in-depth analysis of the whole of Japanese culture, its vision of the world and of humankind. ‘Japan style’ is something recognizable to everyone: a beautifully arranged flower, an elegant piece of calligraphy or a simple rock garden, but it is also something that is very difficult to define.
The book is divided into three main sections. In the first one (‘Irregular Beauty’), the author delineates the different aspects of Japanese culture and draws interesting connections between art, architecture, religion, philosophy and mythology.
The second part of the book (‘A Feeling of Nature’) follows a chronological path from ancient times to the present explaining more specifically how to interpret the different forms of Japanese art (literature, painting, sculpture, etc.).
The third part of the book (‘Art Masters’) contains short monographs on Japanese masters in the history of Japanese art and culture: Zeami Moto, the creator of No theatre; Hokusai, the master of woodblock printing; Yasunai Kawabata and Mishima Yukio, the writers; and the graphic designer, Tanaka Ikko.
For more info and to buy the book click here.
While it is not the same as having the actual hard copy, the classic book Subway Art by Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper is now online. Every single page, cover to cover.
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Icon, Orson Welles considered one of the best directors ever, parodied on Pinking And The Brain, cameos in multiple movies, and writer, director, actor of one of the greatest movies ever made Citizen Kane. The film acredited for pioneering overlapping sound, film sets with complete ceilings, deep-focus photography (which could keep objects in focus in the foreground and background simultaneousl) and expressionist lighting.
Check out John Naughton book of photographs that reveals the life behind and in front of the camera of Orsen Welles. “Orsen Welles at Work, out on Phaiden.
Also check out this great interview on the Dick Cavett show, and see for yourself how brilliant he was….. it starts off with an amazing observation on the America, which seem poignant about our current state of affairs.
I bought last years edition of All Gone and it is a nice book to keep on the bookshelf. It is “a tribute to the limited edition” during this limited edition culture that we live in. Featuring 200 collectors products launched during 2007, hobbies have never looked so dope.
Available at WeSoldOut in a silver edition of 500 and a purple edition of 1000.
Due out this Spring with text by Carlo McCormick and Pushead, the book is 162 pages of Frosty goodness.
From the Italian publisher Damiani…
“the book Frost reconstructs the evolution of a graphic cipher rich in abbreviations, symbols and stylised logos that give this self taught artist
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